Grupo de Investigación en Arte y Política (GIAP) nace el año 2013 en México fundado por el sociólogo italiano Alessandro Zagato y la historiadora del arte chilena Natalia Arcos. Juntos, realizamos una serie de escritos, presentaciones y actividades sobre estética y autonomía; todos esos eventos los detallamos aquí en este blog.
Nos interesa investigar el valor de las poéticas particulares que se levantan al alero de los movimientos sociales, sobre todo en aquellos de raíz indígena.
Natalia Arcos has a Degree in Theory and Art History from the University of Chile; is Master of Contemporary Art, Paris IV-Sorbonne University, where she was the first latin- american accepted. As an independent curator, she has done twenty exhibitions in Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, England, and Greece. From 2008 to 2013, she was Programming Director of the Chilean Television Channel specialized in art, ARTV. Since 2013, is a founding member of GIAP, Research Group in Art and Politics, where she develops research related to aesthetic autonomy. Currently, she manages CASA GIAP, a center of residences for artists and researchers in Chiapas, México and organizes an exhibition about Zapatista Art for Casa de las Américas, Cuba.
Alessandro Zagato has a PhD in Sociology from Maynooth University, Ireland. He collaborates with the European Research Council project “Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons” led by Professor Bruce Kapferer at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is author of “The Event of Charlie Hebdo: Imaginaries of Freedom and Control“, Berghahn Books (2015). Some recent publications include: (2018) “State and Warfare in Mexico. The Case of Ayotzinapa” in Social Analysis; (2018) “The Festival “Comparte por la Humanidad”. Aesthetics and poetics of rebellion in the Zapatista movement ” in Revista Páginas Vol. 9; “After Ayotzinapa: building autonomy in a civil war.” In Roarmag, January 5, 2016. Alessandro is columnist at Konkret Media (Los Angeles) for the section “Mexican Diaries”. He is founder of the Research Group in Art and Politics (GIAP), and of the center of residences for artists and researchers CASA GIAP.